英屬維京群島（“ BVI”）曾是英國的殖民地，直到1967年才被授予自治權。該國現已成為跨國公司和企業家的全球營商中心。英屬維京群島的公司法極為方便商界，當地的公司更能享用該國不同的金融服務。 因此，在英屬維京群島成立公司已成為世界各地企業家的首選。
英屬維京群島的公司成立要求是世界上最寬鬆的。 在當地成立公司，您只需要一名股東和董事。 該股東可以是個人、公司或一名信託，而當地並沒有對董事的居留要求作任何限制。企業可自由選擇是否設立公司秘書一職。 最後，英屬維京群島沒有對企業的法定股本有任何最低要求。
No. You can incorporate your BVI company from abroad with the help of a professional service provider!
If you are incorporating a company as an individual, a residential address is required. For companies who wish to incorporate a subsidiary in the BVI, a registered office address or business address is required.
The ES Laws were introduced by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (“OECD”) with the intention to address profits being earned by offshore companies in jurisdictions such as those mentioned above. The laws state that profits being earned by offshore companies need to be aligned to where the business or profit-generating activities are being carried out, thus potentially affecting the tax outcome.
Effective from 1 January 2019, the law stipulates that companies who carry out “relevant activities” in the countries where the ES Laws are applicable, will be required to maintain an increased level of substance in their incorporated jurisdiction. Such activities are broadly defined to include a wide range of business activities, including fund management, distribution and service center businesses, holding company businesses, finance and many more. In the past, most companies did not maintain much substance in their jurisdiction. Companies who wish to incorporate must now take this new law under consideration.
To determine if your company registered in one of the above jurisdictions is conducting “relevant activities” applicable under ES Laws, one must determine whether they meet the various criteria set for each industry.
As the laws and criteria for each “relevant activity” varies among each industry, it is recommended to obtain assistance from a recognised company formation specialist such as FastLane to help determine how the ES laws affect your business and long-term plans.